If you have an idea or suggestion that you would like to communicate, please do not hesitate to contact the RiSE Task Force Co-Chairs, Fanta Aw, Sharon Alston and Peter Starr, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Sharon Alston is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment. This is the area within the Office of the Provost which is tasked with the recruitment, admission, and enrollment of new first year and transfer students to American University, as well … More
Dr. Fanta Aw is Interim Vice President of Campus Life at American University in Washington D.C. The mission of the Office of Campus Life is to integrate students into a diverse learning community; promote their intellectual, social, and spiritual dev… More
Scott A. Bass is the Provost at AU and Professor of Public Administration and Policy. A Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Dr. Bass received the Donald P. Kent Award for exhibiting the highest standards for professional leadership in ge… More
Mary Clark is Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law and Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost of American University. Dean Clark teaches in the area of Higher Education Law, Women’s Legal History, Legal Ethics, … More
With nearly 40 years of teaching and filmmaking, and 250 projects, his documentaries appear on PBS, the Discovery Channels, and National Geographic, among many other outlets. Awards include a Daytime Emmy for Best Cinematography and the Mountain Spir… More
As Vice Provost for Academic Administration, Violeta Ettle oversees financial and administrative activities for the Provost and serves as his liaison on issues regarding information technology, facilities planning, risk management, and human resource… More
Terry Flannery has worked in higher education marketing for three decades. She is American University’s first chief communications and marketing officer and a member of the president’s cabinet. Establishing a full marketing program, beginning with ma… More
Karen Froslid Jones is currently Assistant Provost of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) at American University. She oversees the institution’s institutional assessment program, including coordinating assessment of student learning. As part… More
Gail Short Hanson has been at AU since July 1997. She provides senior executive leadership for 15 departments organized into two teams: the Student Learning Development Team and the Intercultural Team.
Dr. Hanson has spent more than 35 years in highe… More
Mary Kennard, is the chief legal counsel for the university and manages both the in-house and outside legal representation and services for the university. Kennard is a member of the president's cabinet. She has over 20 years experience in college an… More
Douglas Kudravetz was named Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer of American University in July 2014. As chief financial officer, he oversees the overall financial and investment management of the university. His executive responsibi… More
Raina S. Lenney joined American University in October 2009. As assistant vice president of alumni relations, she is responsible for advancing the mission of the university through programs, benefits, and services designed to engage AU’s alumni consti… More
I am like many members of the university community; I have enjoyed a long standing relationship that spans both staff and student status. Much has changed at AU and with me since I first joined as a staff member in the summer of 1989. For myself, my … More
Since joining AU in June of 2012, Jeff has focused his energies on growing the Campaign for SOC and building on established partnerships to expand the Dean's Internships, launch a new Investigative Journalism Practicum with the Washington Post, and j… More
Kamalika was recently promoted to Associate Chief Information Officer, serving as the second in command for the Office of Information Technology. In addition, she runs the Enterprise Systems unit within the Office of Information Technology. She has e… More
Peter Starr joined American University as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2009. In this role, he is responsible for 324 full-time faculty in 17 departments, 1820 undergraduate majors, 979 graduate students and over 40% of all enrollm… More
Dave Swartz is American University’s vice president and chief information officer. Dr. Swartz has a long history of supporting university and health care computing and networking.
Before coming to American University in 2007, he was the CIO at Georg… More
Jessica Waters is the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and a faculty member in the School of Public Affairs as well as an adjunct faculty member at the Washington College of Law. Her research focuses primarily on reproductive rights law. Her … More
Lacey Wootton completed her MA in Literature at AU in 1999 and has taught in the College Writing Program since then. Prior to her time at AU, she earned a BA in English from U.C. Berkeley, worked in publishing, and returned to Berkeley to earn her te… More